Written by: Wu Zhuoan
Last update date: 2021-06-20 21:14
The government plans to arrange for district councillors to swear oaths in July. It is reported that three types of people will fall into the scope of "DQ", including those who participated in the primary elections of the pro-democracy party, have lent the office of members as a primary ballot station, and signed the "Mo Lao No Regrets" The district councillors of the protesters’ position statement predict that more than a hundred district councillors will be DQ due to this.
The Civic Party, which signed the "Declaration of Resistance" in the name of a political party, experienced a collective quitting wave on the eve of the oath. Many district councillors announced their withdrawal today (June 20).
The resignees include the chairman of the Tsuen Wan District Council, Chen Wanchen, the deputy chairman of the Yau Tsim Mong District Council, Yu Tak Po, the Kwun Tong District Councillor Wong Ka-ying, the Sham Shui Po District Councillors Lau Ka Hang and Lee Chun Hei, among others.
The Civic Party issued a statement on the evening of the same day, stating that a total of 11 district councillors had received notices in the last few days to quit the party, and there are currently 5 district councillors in the party.
Liu Jiaheng: Thanks to the Civic Party for cultivation
"Hong Kong 01" reported this afternoon that many district councillors will announce their withdrawal from the Civic Party.
At 6 pm, many people announced their withdrawal from the party on social platforms. Among them, Liu Jiaheng, a member of the Sham Shui Po District, said that he was grateful to the Citizens’ Party for his cultivation, and he was grateful to recognize that many like-minded party members helped each other through difficult times. "I will never I am busy remembering my original intentions and continue to be upright, facing the people of Hong Kong with my conscience amidst the difficult historical torrent! I also hope that the hands and feet in prison will return safely."
Yu Tak Po, the vice chairman of the Yau Tsim Mong District Council, also announced his withdrawal from the party without explaining the reason. I just said that I will continue to serve the neighbourhood as a district councillor in the future.
Kwai Tsing District Councillor Cheung Kwan-kyu said that he made a mistake and joined the Citizen Party in his freshman year. He has been in a hurry for seven years and is grateful for the people and things he has encountered. "Including Professor Kwan Shin-ki and Hon Meng-ching Mao, etc., let I learned the principles of politics from everyone."
List of District Councillors who withdrew from the Civic Party
Chen Wanchen, Chairman of Tsuen Wan District Council
Yu Tak Po, Vice Chairman of Yau Tsim Mong District Council
Tsuen Wan District Councillor Lu Lingzhong
Kwun Tong District Councillor Wong Ka Ying
Sham Shui Po District Councillor Lau Ka Hang
Sham Shui Po District Councillor Lee Chun Hei
Kwai Tsing District Councillor Cheung Kwan Kiu
Sha Tin District Councillor Lu Tszhao
Sha Tin District Councillor Mak Tsz Kin
Islands District Councillor Li Jiahao
Islands District Council Member Yung Wing Chang
▼The latest district councilor who announced his withdrawal from the Civic Party▼
Sham Shui Po District Councillor Li Chunxi said that after careful consideration, he decided to withdraw from the Civic Party. "Thank you for your tolerance, understanding, support, and trust, and I wish you all peace." Li Jiahao, a member of the Islands District, and Mak Tsz Kin, a member of Shatin District, respectively said that they had withdrawn from the Civic Party.
In addition, Tsuen Wan District Council Chairman Chen Wanchen and Tsuen Wan District Councillor Lu Lingzhong deleted the political link on the District Council website. It is unknown whether they have withdrawn from the Civic Party.
News of quitting the party came out today. District councillors who had quit the party revealed to "01" earlier that the party had discussed issues such as oaths and quitting the party earlier, and that district councillors who wish to quit the party will "patch a time." "In the evening, they announced the news of their withdrawal from the party on their respective personal social platforms, emphasizing that it has nothing to do with the issue of whether the Civic Party will be dissolved.
The Civic Party issued a statement: 11 people quit the party and thank everyone for their contributions
The Civic Party issued a statement on the evening of the same day, saying that it had received notices from 11 district councilors requesting to quit the party.
"After the passage of the Public Service (Participation and Appointment) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2021, district councilors are required to take an oath. Together with the rumors reported by individual media recently, party members and former party members who serve as district councillors are under heavy pressure. With our own calculations and considerations, we understand and respect the decision to withdraw from the former party members, and thank them for their contributions to Hong Kong society and our party."
The statement also pointed out that the existing party members, including the five district councillors who still remain in the party, after repeated thoughts and discussions, are convinced that even though the Civic Party has experienced several waves of withdrawal from the party and the number of councillors has dropped sharply, there is still room for work. Democracy, freedom, human rights, and the rule of law are the goals, and we adhere to one country, two systems, and Hong Kong people govern Hong Kong; and we are committed to serving the society and improving people's livelihood.
"We understand that when the parliamentary path is overwhelming, we cannot follow the working model of the past. We recognize that the environment has changed and decided to start anew with the people of Hong Kong, find a way forward, establish a new position, and create new services."
The Citizens Party stated that Hong Kong’s future depends on active civil society and non-governmental organizations. The Citizens’ Party members will actively participate in the affairs of civil society and are committed to assisting the work of non-governmental organizations. It is currently renovating the headquarters office to match the new operating model. The detailed concept will be announced in the future. "The Citizen Party understands that the future will not be a smooth road, but we will continue to work side by side with the people of Hong Kong, working toward our goals, and we are convinced that with mutual support, we will eventually be able to realize our ideals."
List of District Councillors who remain in the Civic Party
Chairman of the Eastern District Council, Lai Chi Keung
Eastern District Councillor Leung Siu Sun
Eastern District Councillor Wei Zhihao
Sha Tin District Councillor Yung Ming Zhou
Sha Tin District Councillor Chen Pei Ming
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